GE-built P42s No. 66 and No. 184 arriving in Washington, 2011.
Color digital image showing two P42 locomotives wearing adapted Amtrak Phase II and Phase IV paint schemes as part of the Amtrak 40th Anniversary celebration in 2011-2012.
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As part of the Amtrak 40th Anniversary celebration in 2011-2012, four P42 diesel-electric locomotives were repainted in historic paint schemes used by Amtrak between 1971 and 2001. Here, locomotives No. 184 and No. 66 lead the Capitol Limited (Chicago-Washington) as it pulls into Washington Union Station. The former wears the Phase IV scheme introduced in 1993, while the latter sports the Phase II scheme from 1975. Each features the patriotic colors of red, white and blue. Behind them is locomotive No. 188 in the current silver and blue Phase V paint scheme used since 2001.
The P42s selected for the historic paint schemes had already been scheduled to receive new paint jobs at the Amtrak maintenance facility in Beech Grove, Ind. Once completed, the locomotives returned to regular revenue service across the country.
General Electric built approximately 200 P42 locomotives for Amtrak, and they entered service between 1996 and 2001. Used in long-distance and corridor service, they have 4250 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 110 mph.
Photographer: Doug Riddell for Amtrak.